46th Annual Atmore Memorial ski races begin

46th Annual Atmore Memorial ski races begin

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The 46th Annual Atmore Memorial ski races began at Spirit Mountain in Duluth on Friday, February 9th.

The races run through Sunday, February 11.

Every year draws racers from coast-to-coast – including multiple Olympians, US Ski Team and Team America members.

Conditions were a little rainy for the first day of racing, but the skiers were undeterred.

“It’s definitely more dreary than we’re used to, but it is still great snow and a great time to race,” said Stella Stinnett with Buck Hill Ski.

Florian Jgodic, head coach for Sugar Bowl Ski Academy, shared the sentiment.

“Conditions are good,” explained Jgodic. “They are a little challenging because, you know, some areas–it’s breaking through, but its good for racing.”

More information on the weekends race activities can be found here.